NEW YORK – The US Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to advance a new nationwide program designed to keep the air clean.
The clean power plants initiative will be aimed at certain power plants,
regional EPA Director Judith Enck told MidHudsonNews.com on Tuesday.
“For the very first time it will require reductions in carbon pollution that causes climate change from fossil fuel power plants both existing fossil fuel plants and yet-to-be-built fossil fuel plants,” she said. “We think that the time has come to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. When this regulation is fully in effect we are going to cut carbon pollution nationwide by 30 percent.”
That, Enck said, is the equivalent of taking two-thirds of all vehicles off American roads for one year.